banzai

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banzai a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Banzai Lit., May you live ten thousand years; -- used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • banzai In Japan, a shout of patriotic joy or encouragement: somewhat like the English hurrah. Often used, in English books, as a noun.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jap. banzai, banzei, ten thousand years, forever

Usage

In literature:

We were further asked not to point at the Emperor and on no account to cry Banzai.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
I had already made my selection, when suddenly a voice called out from the rigging, 'Banzai!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
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In news:

Rahlves Banzai Tour Squaw Valley's KT-22 hosts third stop of series.
Daniel Zeffaro, front, and Marcus Caston compete in the KT-22 Banzai at Squaw Valley on Sunday.
Kevin Smith with "Buckaroo Banzai ," HBO Directors Dialogues, Avant Garde Series.
Latest Playlists from Banzai Bill.
Websites Related to Banzai Bill.
Kevin Smith with " Buckaroo Banzai," HBO Directors Dialogues, Avant Garde Series.
Zak Noyle and Billy Kemper embodied the spirit of the late-great Sion Milosky with a single image from the Banzai Pipeline, winning the inaugural Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge.
Giant Lobster Stolen From Banzai Burger In Amagansett.
Colorful characters storm Utah Anime Banzai convention in Layton.
No Banzai Burger, but IronPigs baseball game is great fun.
At the beginning of each Lakeside practice, the team has a banzai drill, running as many plays as possible in a five-minute period.
Check out all of the video action from the 2012 Rahlves Banzai Tour.
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